In Memory of


1st Bn., Green Howards (Yorkshire Regt.)
who died on
Tuesday, 25th April 1944. Age 37.

Additional Information:

Son of John and Mary Beeton.


Commemorative Information



Grave Reference/
Panel Number:

X. G. 6.


Anzio is a coastal town 70 kilometres south of Rome. To reach Anzio take the Route No.148 Superstrada Motorway, which runs between Rome and Latina. Turn off the Superstrada at the No.207, following the signs towards Anzio. The route is well signposted from the Superstrada. The Cemetery lies 5 kilometres north of Anzio town on the No.207 and Commission signs are visible 150 metres from the cemetery. There is a small parking area at the main entrance. Beach Head War Cemetery should not be confused with Anzio War Cemetery which lies just off the No.207, 1 kilometre north of Anzio. The cemetery is permanently open and may be visited anytime.

Historical Information:

The site of the cemetery, which is on level ground, originally lay close to a casualty clearing station. Burials were made direct from the battlefield after the landings at Anzio in January 1944; and later, after the Army had moved forward, many concentrations were made from the surrounding country. There is 1, 1914-18 and 2312, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these 291casualties of the second world war are unidentified. Within the cemetery is a small memorial to the Royal Artillery Pilots of the 655th Air Observation Post Squadron RAF. It was erected during the war near the cemetery, but in 1948, after being knocked over by a plough, it was transferred to the cemetery for safety. Two other regimental memorials stand in the Beach Head area. One to the 6th Battalion The Gordon Highlanders and the other to the 2nd Battalion The Sherwood Foresters, both are situated north of Anzio.